Canon has announced the addition of two new lenses to its EF lens range: the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM.


The new Canon EF 24″“70mm f/4L IS USM lens. (Source: Canon.)

Measuring only 93 mm in length and offering excellent dust and water resistance plus Canon’s   L-series optical performance, the new EF 24″“70mm f/4L IS USM lens covers a popular focal length range for general-purpose photography. Ideal for Canon’s full-frame DSLR cameras, it features a constant maximum aperture of f/4 throughout the entire zoom range and has a nine-blade circular aperture diaphragm to ensure attractive bokeh. The lens construction has 15 lens elements in 12 groups, with two aspherical and two UD lens elements to reduce aberrations and deliver high resolution throughout the zoom range. A fluorine coating on the front and rear elements enables easy maintenance and cleaning.

For macro shooting, Canon’s Hybrid IS system (with up to three stops of stabilisation at 0.5x) corrects both angular and shift camera shake at the same time, and activates automatically when the zoom ring is set to ‘macro’. Ring USM motors and internal focusing ensure fast , silent autofocus with full-time mechanical manual focus enabled during AF operation.


Canon’s EF 35mm f/2 lens adds optical stabilisation and a USM AF motor. (Source: Canon.)

The new EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens replaces Canon’s EF 35mm f/2 lens, adding Image Stabilisation and an ultra-sonic motor (USM) to this popular wide-angle prime lens for higher image quality and functionality. Featuring a circular aperture diaphragm and lens coatings optimised for minimal ghosting and flare, the EF 35mm f /2 IS USM lens is designed to deliver high image quality plus attractive bokeh at wide apertures.

Both lenses are scheduled for release from the beginning of December 2012. Pricing will be set at dealer discretion. Full details of Canon’s lens range are available at